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New Student Advising & Registration Guide

New Student Advising & Registration Guide

Welcome to Skidmore!

All of us in the Office of Academic Advising, the Office of the Registrar, and the First-Year Experience are delighted to welcome you to Skidmore College. We're proud of the many accomplishments that have brought you to the start of your exciting academic journey with us.

This New Student Advising & Registration Guide will help you register for your first semester courses based on your academic requirements, interests, and goals. Use the Navigation Menu in the left sidebar to move about through the guide.

Advising & Registration Timeline

The advising and registration process will take place in June. Begin by familiarzing yourself with the information in this guide. Then create a tentative fall course schedule to review and discuss with your Summer Advisor.

Monday, June 6, and Ongoing Through June - A member of Skidmore’s faculty will be your Summer Advisor and will contact you at your Skidmore email account to invite you to schedule an individual advising appointment conducted via phone or Zoom.

Tuesday, June 21 / Wednesday, June 22 - First-year students begin to register themselves for courses online. Course registration opens at 8am (Eastern Time) based on the first letter of your last name: A-K may begin to register on Tuesday, and L-Z may begin on Wednesday. 

Friday, July 1 - The goal for students to secure a full-time course load with 12 or more credits.

Friday, July 15 - The deadline for students to secure a full-time course load with 12 or more credits. Students can continue to make changes to their course schedules over the summer.

Wednesday, September 7 - Classes begin for the first day of the fall 2022 semester.

You will find many faculty and staff at Skidmore who are ready to help you during your time here. We look forward to guiding you on your academic journey.


Ryan Homsey, Director of Academic Advising
Dave DeConno, Registrar
Rachel Roe-Dale, Director of First-Year Experience